Royal Oak Farm Orchard
15908 Hebron Road

Harvard, IL 60033

815.648.4141

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Orchard grown fruit...

Here's what is currently available...

Be sure to check our crop report at the bottom of this page each day!

*Honeycrisp only available pre-picked. NA=Not Avail. NR=NotReady PP=Pre-Picked FM=Farmer's Markets Only SO=Sold Out
Varieties with an next to them are available for U-Pick or Pre-Picked!
Please check the
Current Crop Report below for up-to-date information.
Pre-Picked Fruit is available in our Harvest Barn and Apple Barn during the season!
Fruits &
Vegetables
Approx. Dates
Click for
Crop Prices
PP
Peaches (No U-Pick)  
Mid-August
ROYAL OAK FARM ORCHARD 2014
PICKING SCHEDULE

Weather permitting.


PP
Sweet Corn (No U-Pick)
Mid-August
NR
Pumpkins/Gourds/Squash
Mid September
Apple
Varieties
Approx Dates
Best
Use
SO
Pristine (Sweet) (No U-Pick)
Mid-August
Eating/Baking/Sauces
SO
Red Free (Sweet)
Late-August
Eating/Sauces/Salad
SO
Zestar (Sweet) (No U-Pick)
Late-August
Eating/Bake/Salad
SO
Sansa(Sweet) (No U-Pick)
Late-August
Eating/Sauces/Salad
SO
Ginger Gold (Sweet) (No U-Pick)
Late-August
Eating/Sauces/Salad
Jonamac (Tart)
Early September
Eating/Baking/Sauces
Royal Gala (Sweet)
Early September
Eating/Salad
NR
Ozark Gold (Spicy/Sweet)
Early September
Eating/Salad
McIntosh (Spicy/Tart)
Early September
Eating/Baking/Sauces
Spurmac (McIntosh)(Spicy/Tart)
Early September
Eating/Baking/Sauces
Honeycrisp (Sweet)(No U-Pick)
Early September
Eating/Salad
Senshu (Fuji)(Sweet)
Mid-September
Eating/Sauces/Salad
NR
Auvil Fuji (Sweet)
Mid-September
Eating/Bake/Salad
NR
Jonafree (Jonathan) (Tart)
Mid-September
Eating/Baking/Sauces
NR
Cortland  (Tart)
Mid-September
Eating/Baking/Sauces
NR
Liberty (Tart/Sweet)
Late September
Eating/Baking/Sauces
NR
Snow Sweet (Sweet/Tart)(No U-Pick)
Late September
Eating/Baking/Salad
NR
Royal Empire (Sweet/Tart)
Late September
Eating/Baking/Sauces
NR
Red Delicious (Sweet)
Late September
Eating/Salad
NR
Jonagored (Sweet)
Late September
Eating/Baking/Salad
NR
Ultra Gold (Tart)
Early October
Eating/Salad
NR
Red Rome Beauty (Tart) (No U-Pick)
Early October
Eating/Baking/Sauces
NR
Candy Crisp (Sweet) (U-Pick Only)
Mid- October
Eating/Sauces/Salad
NR
Suncrisp (Tart) (U-Pick Only)
Mid-October
Eating/Baking/Salad
NR
Crispin (Mutsu) (Sweet)
Mid-October
Eating/Salad/Sauce
NA
Regent (Sweet/Tart)
2016
Eating/Salad/Sauce
NR
Braeburn (Tart/Sweet) (No U-Pick)
Late October
Eating/Salad
NR
Goldrush (Tart/Sweet)
Late-October
Eating/Salad/Sauce
NR
Granny Smith (Tart)
Late-October
Baking/Sauces/Salad
*Honeycrisp only available pre-picked. NR=NotReady NA=Not Avail. PP=Pre-Picked FM=Farmer's Markets Only SO=Sold Out

2014 Crop Report

Please give us a call before coming to pick your favorite variety. Even though our Crop Report is updated regularly during the harvest season, our picking schedule can change from hour to hour due to weather conditions and the number of visitors we have for U-Pick each day!

Apples

We are now picking Senshu, Gala, McIntosh and Jonamac and they are also available pre-picked in our Apple Barn and Harvest Barn. Honeycrisp are now available on a limited basis pre-picked only.

Peaches

Peaches are available pre-picked only.

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn is available on a limited basis pre-picked only .

Raspberries

Raspberries are no longer available.

Fresh Vegetables

Sugar Cube melons are available pre-picked only. Squash is available pre-picked only.

Pumpkins

Pumpkins and gourds are becoming available as they are being harvested. They should be available September 19!.

Winter Squash

Winter squash is not available yet, but should become availabel in the next week.

 

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